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Urgent Action: Human rights defender on hunger strike

Ahmed Mansoor has been on hunger strike for over three weeks in protest of his prison conditions and his unfair trial.

UA 47/19 issued 09/04/2019

Urgent Action: Transgender woman held in all-male prison

19-year-old transgender woman human rights defender, arbitrarily detained in the all-male Mazra’at Tora prison.

UA 43/19 issued 09/04/2019

Urgent Action update: Eight Lebanese men await verdict

On 3 April 2019, eight Lebanese men appeared before the state security Chamber of the Federal Appeal Court in Abu Dhabi.

1st update on UA 38/19 issued 05/04/2019

Urgent Action: Jerusalemite journalist at risk of deportation

Palestinian photojournalist Mustafa al-Kharouf has been arbitrarily detained at Givon prison in Ramle, in central Israel.

UA 41/19 issued 05/04/2019

Urgent Action good news: Arbitrarily detained Egyptian activist released

Egyptian activist Islam Khalil was released on probation after more than a year in arbitrary detention.

4th update on UA 176/18 issued 04/04/2019

Urgent Action: Activist rearrested on fabricated charges

Azerbaijani activist Bayram Mammadov was detained on 30 March and sentenced to 30 days of administrative detention.

UA 42/19 issued 03/04/2019

Urgent Action update: Detained journalist yet to be charged

On 5 April, Journalist Amade Abubacar will have spent 90 days in detention. He has yet to be formally charged.

3rd update on UA 1/19 issued 03/04/2019

Urgent Action update: Thirteen protesters freed, fifty held arbitrarily

Judge ordered the provisional release of 13 protesters ruling that their arrest without a warrant was illegal.

1st update on UA 18/19 issued 03/04/2019

Urgent Action bad news: Executions not resumed after prisoner found dead

State of Nevada did not resume executions after individual on death row found dead in his cell of an "apparent suicide".

4th update on UA 250/17 issued 29/03/2019

Urgent Action update: Journalist arrested twice in 6 weeks

Maria Ressa, human rights defender and executive editor of online news outlet Rappler, was arrested again on 29 March.

1st update on UA 20/19 issued 01/04/2019